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GMA Life TV’s first ever Pinoy English-dubbed series

Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Angelika dela Cruz, and Maxene Magalona star on GMA Life TV’s first ever

Pinoy English-dubbed series

Four women, two different stories, one compelling theme about the pains and realities of life – GMA Life TV offers these and more with the launch of the first-ever English-dubbed Pinoy drama seriesrecently.

Providing Filipinos abroad the chance to once again enjoy two of the most sought-after Philippine television drama, the English-dubbed versions of “Impostora” (“The Impostor”) and “Una Kang Naging Akin” (“When You Were Mine”) also promise to make the programs available to non-Filipino speakers and younger Pinoy viewers who find comprehending the native language a bit of a challenge.

Topbilled by some of the most versatile Kapuso actresses today – Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon in “The Impostor,” and Angelika delaCruz and Maxene Magalona in “When You Were Mine” – these new offerings from GMA Life TV surely bring to the spotlight the acting prowess of the four actresses.

“This initiative is in line with our thrust to make GMA Life TV’s programming even more relevant to the needs of its growing viewership around the world”, shares Joseph T. Francia, Vice President and Head of Operations for GMA International.

Iza is Lara and Sara Carreon in “The Impostor” – a tale of conjoined twins whose physical separation becomes for them more of a curse than a blessing. Because of hatred and greed in their own bloodline, Lara and Sara are forced to live life without the other after having gone through an operation, which they thought would make their life easier.

Soon enough, they find their lives entangled with their cousin’s, Vanessa, as played by Sunshine – a greedy, cunning woman who is willing to do everything that needs to be done to gain for her self the attention and material wealth she longs for. Vanessa shares with Lara and Sara a world where secrets, craftiness, and vengeance seem to be the means to one thing – love.

Meanwhile, Maxene is Jessa in “When You Were Mine.” She is a painter in a remote island where she meets Darwin (Wendell Ramos) whom she falls in love and bears a child with. After being involved in an accident – his second – Darwin introduces himself as Nick, a businessman who’s soon to be married to his girlfriend, Vanessa (Angelika), without any memory of Jessa or their son.

And so the dilemma becomes deeply complicated for Darwin. He is now to choose between two different lives with two different women. Whether Darwin decides to pursue the simple, slow-paced family life with Jessa and their son or to go back to the high end way of living he has known with Vanessa is for GMA Life TV viewers to find out.

GMA Life TV’s 8 Program Genres

“The Impostor” and “When You Were Mine” are just two of the offerings from GMA Life TV’s newest program line-up, belonging to the channel’s STORIES OF LIFE drama genre.

And GMA Life TV’s commitment to offer a generous helping of Pinoy programs to its subscribers worldwide goes beyond drama and extends to seven more genres – reality and talk, fashion, cooking, kiddie, sports, info, and religious – name it and GMA Life TV has it!

Joining “The Impostor” and “When You Were Mine” in STORIES OF LIFE are other drama series “Ikaw Sana” (Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, and Pauleen Luna) and “Daisy Siete” (SexBomb Girls with Rochelle Pangilinan); the youth-oriented romantic series “Love to Love”; the drama anthology “Maynila” (hosted by formerManila Mayor Lito Atienza); and the movie blocks “Pinoy Cine Klasika” (hosted by German “Kuya Germs” Moreno) and “Reel Life.”

For reality and talk, there’s Ali Sotto in “Personalan” who will give a daily dose of heartfelt discussion about life’s real stories and lessons; the wacky tandem of Carmina Villarroel and Mike “Pekto” Nacua in the public affairs program “Day Off”; and Pinoy Rock Legend Pepe Smith and his children Queenie, Sanya, and Beebop in “The Smiths,” the funkiest reality show soon to be seen on GMA Life TV. All of these personalities TALK ABOUT LIFE in its truest form.

And then there’s fashion – the STYLES OF LIFE – as viewers abroad may have never seen before. Leading the A-listers in this block is half-Filipina, half-French Solenn Heussaff with her makeover reality program “Fashbook” that aims to empower individuals with a new look. Next is Ricky Reyes with “Life and Style with Gandang Ricky Reyes” talking about how to live life in style. A backstage pass to the world of beauty and fashion is also in store for viewers in “Generation M: Search for the Philippines’ Top Fashion Crew 2011.” There’s also Tonipet Gaba who will lead a panel of individuals – a mix of celebrities, experts, and ordinary people – in giving their reviews of the latest trends, hottest destinations, and biggest events in “Pop Talk,” soon to be seen in GMA Life TV.

Where there’s talk, there’s food! And it never runs out on GMA Life TV with the channel’s hefty serving of FOOD FOR LIFE. Among these are“Sarap At Home,” which offers the simplest yet delectable recipes that anybody can easily enjoy anytime, anywhere, led by host Sam Oh; “Delicioso” with real-life best friends Sam Oh and Chef Jackie Ang-Po who show viewers how to prepare in the easiest ways a complete menu that’s sure to make any party entertaining and memorable; “Quickfire,” which brings ten-minute kitchen wonders – great food recipes which are done quick and easy – with Chef Rosebud Benitez; “My Favorite Recipes” with China Cojuangco – the cooking show which creates complementing recipes that are inspired by good memories; and “Idol Sa Kusina,” an entertaining  and informative weekly cooking programthat will showcase scrumptious cuisines with the help of Master Chef Pablo “Boy” Logro, soon on GMA Life TV.

Kids are never left out on GMA Life TV and they are sure to LEARN more ABOUT LIFE by tuning in to these shows – “Amazing Cooking Kids,” a reality cooking competition for kids hosted by Carmina Villarroel; “Tropang Potchi,” a kiddie variety, talent, and game show all rolled into one; and “My Chubby World,” an educational show for children that showcases children’s love for playing, creating, performing, anddiscovering things about the world.

GMA Life TV also supports having an ACTIVE LIFE by featuring the country’s premier women’s volleyball league in Shakey’s V-League’s Open Conference, participated by school members Ateneo de Manila University, San Sebastian College, and University of Perpetual Help Dalta Systems, teams from Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, and Philippine Navy, plus the commercial squad of Maynilad Water Services, Inc..

Completing the lineup are FACTS and WORDS OF LIFE as represented by magazine shows that highlight almost everything under the sun, from the most trivialtopics to significant news (“Ang Pinaka,” “Pinoy Records,” “Balik-Bayan,” “Pinoy MD,” “Hanep Buhay,” “Balitanghali,” among others) and religious programs that cater to Filipinos (“The 700 Club Asia,” “Diyos at Bayan,” “Midnight Prayer Helps,” “PJM Forum,” and “Adyenda”).

GMA Life TV is set to bring everything the viewers need in life as it features the best and the biggest program genres. “We at GMA Life TV desire to provide our subscribers abroad a complete television viewing experience that suits the Filipino taste. With our new programming genres, we are confident that the viewers will have the chance to sample all the exciting LIFE flavors we offer on the channel,” Francia added.

Experience the superb lineup of GMA Life TV’s super-sized program genres! Call your preferred pay TV operator now to subscribe. (30)









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